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Ang Maso: VM Pajela payag sa loading at unloading sa SM

ROSALES VICE MAYOR JOJO PAJELA, heto naman po ang tamang paraan ng lying, stealing, cheating at drinking na aking nakita. Hehehe

“I would like to make a toast to lying, stealing, cheating and drinking. If you’re going to lie, lie for a friend. If you’re going to steal, steal a heart. If your going to cheat, cheat death. And if you’re going to drink, drink with me.” – Anonymous Toast

Kung si Vice Mayor Pajela ang tatanungin niyo? Mas gusto niyang payagan ang loading at unloading sa tapat ng SM.

Ito ay para sa kapakanan ng mas nakararami.

September 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm Leave a comment

SM is coming to Dagupan City

Has Dagupan City Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez given-up her stance that she and the majority members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (lawmaking body) can gather and identify who among the 381 tricycle operators can be given a franchise?

Her stance and those of her allies at the SP, drew criticism from other quarters that accused them of usurpation of an executive function – a criminally punishable act.

After they passed the ordinance on franchise, Mayor Lim did not think twice to veto it.

September 12, 2010 at 7:53 am 41 comments

Booboos on hostages’ rescue mission

The hostages’ rescuers in Manila recently were no different to the hostess takers (who asked the poor lass to dance naked inside the police station) in Mangaldan, Pangasinan.

All of them, including their ground commander, were frozen from their post because they disgraced the police force.

As I watched the unfolding hostage drama on TV around 7 Pm in August 23, I could only disgustingly shake my head how incompetent and poorly equipped our Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT).

August 30, 2010 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Teachers’ brutality

A fractured left leg. A half semester in school lost at the AMA- Computer Learning Center in Urdaneta City. A physical pain. An emotional pain that forever will hound him. And a family’s debt of more than P60,000.00 due to hospitalization and medical expenses.

These are now the situations of a male, 21 years old student of Bacag vllage, Villasis, Pangasinan after he was allegedly mauled by two teachers in the same barangay at 8:00 in the evening of July 24, 2010 at Mighty 7 sari-sari store (variety store), also located in the same village.

Mark Philip B. Surmilla, writhing in pain, narrated to me what happened in that fateful night.

August 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment

Jueteng sa Pangasinan nasilip sa national

HABANG WALA SI GOB ESPINO ay binanatan siya sa DZBB at Journal tungkol sa jueteng.

Ano ang motive? Meron bang nagaganap na agawan sa area sa hanay ng mga may franchise sa Jueteng?

Councilor Romy Sim ng Rosales, meron kayang gusto na mahawakan ang jueteng sa Pangasinan dahil bago na ang Pangulo?

Noong August 10 nagulat ako ng mabasa ko ang naisulat ni Erwin Tulfo sa Journal Online na tuloy-tuoy pa rin ang Jueteng dito sa Pangasinan.

Kanino naman kaya niya nakuha ang datos na 47 daw na bayan ang may Jueteng?

August 23, 2010 at 10:15 am Leave a comment


By Rex Lor

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. – Derek Bok

There is a commotion that’s hounding the academe nowadays. There is strong resounding proposal a new re-proposing a 12-year basic education curriculum. It seems that the strength and rationality of the 12-year Basic Education proposal is gaining more voices as educational outcomes of our children are going down compared to our neighbors in the ASEAN region. We are now in danger of losing against Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia as they are stepping up their K-12 English curriculum. There are many criticisms to this urgent proposal. Let me try to enlighten our readers a little bit on an encapsulated point-per-point exposition especially for the benefit of our fellow Rotarians who still have children or grandchildren in school.

K-12 is expensive. Let me start with Harvard’s Derek Bok on educational cost. Education is expensive but the numerous, consistent and expensive failures will far outweigh the cost of educating the young. As employers, why don’t we hire high school graduates?

August 23, 2010 at 10:02 am 11 comments

“Battle of political giants” for PCL presidency

It will be a month more before the election of the Philippine Councilors League- Pangasinan Chapter. There will be two protagonists for the much-coveted presidency- Councilor Kelvin T. Chan of Pozorrubio, a third –termer councilor; and Councilor Salvador “Dong” S. Perez, Jr. of San Manuel, a first termer councilor but not a neophyte in political arena having been an SK chair in his town.

What makes the competition between the two challengers is the presence of their famous fathers. Kelvin has the backing of Mayor Artemio Chan, a seasoned politician in the 5th district, while Perez has the backing of his father Vice Mayor Salvador “Badong” Perez, a consummate politician of 6th district. Both fathers are in the frontlines in assisting the candidacies of their sons.

August 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm 1 comment

Ang labanan sa Pangasinan PCL presidency

ANG LABAN para sa presidency ng PCL (Pangasinan Councilors League) ay isang close fight sa pagitan ni councilor Kelvin Chan ng Pozorrubio at councilor Dong Perez ng San Manuel.

Vice mayor Jojo Pajela ng Rosales, ang mananalo dito sa laban na ito ay siyang itatanghal na Board Member representing the councilors.

Ayon sa ilang councilors na nakausap ko, may isang third force na nagsusulong sa candidacy ng isang councilor para sa presidente ng PCL lang.

August 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm Leave a comment

Midnight Swindle and a Lost “Undies”

Police Senior Inspector (Captain in Army) Gerardo Macaraeg of Dagupan City has been a hot topic all over town lately.

He was not only entrapped by the joint-operative of the National Bureau of Investigation and the police for direct bribery, he was disgraced as he was shown all over the local and national TV.

His red-handed apprehension serves as a lesson to scalawags in uniform to stop indulging in “Hulidap (street lingo for Arrest and Hold-up).

Recently, more than a dozen of policemen, including their chief of police – a lieutenant colonel and a graduate of the PNPA, of Mangaldan were sacked by Regional Police Director General Orlan Mabutas and Provincial Director Colonel Percival Barba.

August 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

Is Rosales Mayor Revita curtailing access to information?

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

There will be no good governance if government transactions are not transparent and information of public concerns not accessible to people.

Our 1987 Constitution specifically Sections 27 and 28, Article II states that “The state shall maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and take positive and effective measures against graft and corruption and subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by law, the State adopts and implements a policy of full public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest”.

August 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

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